MyPhone Infinity Octa Core Android Smartphone, Unveiled at MyPhone Youth Tech Congress at SMX!

Since the other day, I've been receiving lots of emails from my readers about MyPhone Infinity, one of the upcoming high-end Android smartphones by the local electronics company.

According to them, MyPhone officially unveiled the said device at the brand's first ever Youth Tech Congress held at SMX in Pasay City from February 27 to March 1, 2014. YTC - which proved to be a success this year - aims to promote awareness about digital and modern world technologies to the Filipino Youth via a series of tech-related workshops and seminars. Apparently, MyPhone also set up a booth at the event venue where the students could check out some of their yet-to-be-released smartphones and tablets.

Mr. Miyer Bernabe was one of the MyPhone fans who graced the event and thankfully, he was able to snap a photo of the MyPhone Infinity that was on display.

MyPhone Infinity, MyPhone Octa Core Android Smartphone

According to my readers who emailed me the shot, MyPhone Infinity is set to be the company's first ever Octa Core Android smartphone. And as such, it is destined to go head to head with Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2, Starmobile Diamond X1, and THL Monkey King 2 -- all of which are now available across the Philippines and have already been featured extensively on TechPinas. By the time the handset becomes available, however, it could very well meet a new fierce competitor in the form of O+'s upcoming gorgeous Octa Core smartphone.

MyPhone Infinity, MyPhone Octa Core Android Smartphone

Looking at the photo above, it is clear that MyPhone Infinity is based on Micromax Canvas Knight -- made by an OEM based in India. Design-wise, the handset flaunts elements that would remind you of the iPhone 5 including the metal side band and the glass back plate. But if you ask me, its distinguishing feature would have to be chrome-framed protruding camera module at the rear, which is a tad awkward. I was told that the sensor for the 16 MegaPixel autofocus camera proved too hefty for Micromax Canvas Knight's 7.7 millimeter thin frame and that explains the bump.

Nonetheless, what makes MCKnight a notable smartphone are its innards and technical specifications. The phone runs Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean operating system with its Octa Core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU and 700 MHz Mali 450 MP4 GPU based MediaTek MT6592 SoC, handles multitasking with 2GB of RAM and has 16 GB of non-expandable internal storage. The device also comes replete with a 5-inch Full HD IPS OGS display, 16 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash, 5 MegaPixel front cam, Full HD Video Recorder, WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G HSPA+ connectivity support, and a non-removable 2,350 mAh Li-Po battery pack. I'm not sure MyPhone had opted to keep these specifications on the Infinity but if they made revisions, I hope they beefed up the battery size and updated the operating system.

As of writing, MyPhone has made no mention of this smartphone's official release date and suggested retail price. I'm guessing, though, that MyPhone Infinity will become available nationwide within this month - March 2014 - with price tag in the range of Php 13,000 to Php 14,000 or more or less similar to that of its main competitors.